Farm Ireland

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Live the life of Riley in south Tipperary

High Park House, set on 103ac of prime land, is sure to attract significant interest at €1.5m

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Once upon a time, there was little difference between the life of Riley and the life of a country vicar.

Most certainly, the vicars that found themselves ensconced in High Park House at Cappawhite, south Tipperary, had a lot to be pleased about.

This attractive property, set in mature grounds and supported by 103ac of good land, is dedicated to some of the finer things in life.

The holding has been brought to the market by selling agents Savills, who are guiding the private treaty sale at €1.5m.

Located 13km from Tipperary town, 23km from Cashel and 35.5km from Limerick city, the house was built as a vicarage for the Reverend John Hunt of Cashel around 1724, and remained in the Vere Hunt family until 1918.

The accommodation consists of between six and eight bedrooms, depending on configuration, a large porch, living room, sitting room, music room, billiards room, kitchen, pantry, three bathrooms, utility room and a large staircase hall.

There are also servants' quarters, which are in need of refurbishment.

The working farm is based on 103ac of high quality, permanent pasture. It is set out in large divisions, with excellent road frontage running into Cappawhite village.

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There is ample space to build a new entrance on this side, if the new owners so desired.

The farm is currently home to a suckler herd and has been well laid out.

Pat O'Hagan, of Savills, said it was designed to operate as a "handy one-man operation".

To the rear of the period residence is an enclosed courtyard with original lofted coach houses and stables.

Beyond lies the outer farmyard, which features an excellent range of modern buildings, including two slatted cattle sheds and a walled silage pit.

One of the sheds has been designed to hold 50 suckler cows, and the yard also features an all-weather internal cattle crush -- ideal for testing and handling cattle.

The second shed has accommodation for 50 weanlings. A third yard contains a two-span hay barn and has ample space for parking machinery.

The property is set in lovely countryside, with fine views of the picturesque Galtee Mountains and the Golden Vale, which rolls into the distance to the west of the house.

In short, the property is unique and is sure to stir a lot of interest.

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